Tissue P Systems Can be Simulated Efficiently with Counting Oracles

  • Alberto Leporati
  • Luca Manzoni
  • Giancarlo Mauri
  • Antonio E. Porreca
  • Claudio ZandronEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9504)


We prove that polynomial-time tissue P systems with cell division or cell separation can be simulated efficiently by Turing machines with oracles for counting problems. This shows that the corresponding complexity classes are included in \(\mathbf{P }^{\varvec{\#}\mathbf{P }}\), thus improving, under standard complexity theory assumptions, the previously known upper bound \(\mathbf{PSPACE }\).


Elementary Active Membranes Confluent Tissue Communication Rules Separation Rules Communication Table 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto Leporati
    • 1
  • Luca Manzoni
    • 1
  • Giancarlo Mauri
    • 1
  • Antonio E. Porreca
    • 1
  • Claudio Zandron
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Informatica, Sistemistica e ComunicazioneUniversità degli Studi di Milano-BicoccaMilanoItaly

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